By: Billy Marts, Correspondent
ABERDEEN — According to a trooper at the scene as the vehicle was approaching Aberdeen, the decision was made to use a PIT maneuver, or pursuit intervention technique, to attempt to stop the vehicle before it reached the busier intersections ahead in Aberdeen. The PIT maneuver is a pursuit tactic by which a pursuing car can force a fleeing car to abruptly turn sideways, causing the driver to lose control and stop.
A trooper who had been in pursuit of the vehicle since the chase was started initiated a PIT maneuver, causing the Honda Accord passenger car to lose control and slide sideways into a tree.
CPR was immediately started by law enforcement officers at the scene until EMS paramedics and firefighters could reach the scene minutes after the accident occurred.